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Strengthening America’s Economic Future Means Raising Women’s Pay

Raising the federal minimum wage would significantly improve the lives of millions, help to spur wage growth, and reduce the gender pay gap. 

Solution to Border Crisis Is to Expand Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Amassing more troops at the border and providing a path to citizenship will do nothing to address the child immigrant problem.

What's Really Wrong With Ferguson?

Police-minority tension is an old problem, going back to the establishment of the first city police departments in the U.S. So is the web of disadvantage that feeds the tension.

Want The Trouble in Ferguson to End?

A desire to heal emotional wounds is understandable, but it can also be a distraction. Police accountability is what really keeps the peace and makes us safe.

In Ferguson, a Tragically Familiar History Repeats

If police departments haven't yet learned lessons from Ferguson, Selma, or New York City, we must take swift action to write them into law.

What President Obama Did for 'Dreamers' in 2012, He Should Do Again

Two years ago, the administration eliminated the threat of deportation for more than a half-million young people. With Congress intent on blaming that program for current probl...

An African-American Student Experiences a Different Kind of Diversity in Southeast Asia

Given the way the U.S. population is changing, it has become critical that more Americans develop a nuanced sense of the rest of the world.

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Strengthening America’s Economic Future Means Raising Women’s Pay

Raising the federal minimum wage would significantly improve the lives of millions, help to spur wage growth, and reduce the gender pay gap. 

Solution to Border Crisis Is to Expand Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Amassing more troops at the border and providing a path to citizenship will do nothing to address the child immigrant problem.

What's Really Wrong With Ferguson?

Police-minority tension is an old problem, going back to the establishment of the first city police departments in the U.S. So is the web of disadvantage that feeds the tension.

Want The Trouble in Ferguson to End?

A desire to heal emotional wounds is understandable, but it can also be a distraction. Police accountability is what really keeps the peace and makes us safe.

In Ferguson, a Tragically Familiar History Repeats

If police departments haven't yet learned lessons from Ferguson, Selma, or New York City, we must take swift action to write them into law.

What President Obama Did for 'Dreamers' in 2012, He Should Do Again

Two years ago, the administration eliminated the threat of deportation for more than a half-million young people. With Congress intent on blaming that program for current probl...

An African-American Student Experiences a Different Kind of Diversity in Southeast Asia

Given the way the U.S. population is changing, it has become critical that more Americans develop a nuanced sense of the rest of the world.

Show More
 
About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.

'My View' of the Next America

Are you part of the demographic that is the Next America? Are you a catalyst who fosters change for the next generation? We welcome first-person perspectives to supplement our growing list. Please contact us.